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Heather Colbert Recreates a Legendary Tale From the World of Music with Puppets in ‘Dolly Said No To Elvis’

Animation, Music

21st February, 2018

Animator Heather Colbert joins us to discuss how she created puppets of Dolly Parton and Colonel Tom Parker for her Mark Nevin music video.

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Director Mackenzie Sheppard Looks to Personify Technology with Morality Tale ‘Donny the Drone’

Live Action

31st January, 2018

Mackenzie Sheppard joins us to discuss being taken hostage at gun point & the other challenges of shooting a short with a drone as the central character.

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From Filming Stock Footage to Creating a Random Acts Short – Duncan Cowles Talks ‘Taking Stock’

Documentary

18th January, 2018

Documentary dir. Duncan Cowles takes a humorous look at the world of freelance filmmaking with his Random Acts stock footage masterpiece 'Taking Stock'.

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Spend a Week in a Fast Food Joint with a Heartbroken Woman in Tamar Glezerman’s ‘Fill Your Heart with...

Live Action

18th December, 2017

Tamar Glezerman joins us to discuss the effects of non-stop digital communication, creating a fast food brand and the highs and lows of YouTube comments.

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Ian Pons Jewell Explains Why His Sevdaliza Promo Is the ‘Purest’ Video He’s Made

Music

11th December, 2017

Talking the importance of locations and the best way to capture the soul on screen, director Ian Pons Jewell returns to Directors Notes for a fifth time.

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The Halsall Bros Look to Explore the Issues of North Korea Through the ‘100 Bullets’ Comic Book Universe

Live Action

4th December, 2017

A fascination with North Korea and a love for comic books come together in The Halsall Bros' '100 Bullets' web-series

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Guillermo Irriguible Loren Pays Homage to Analog Music with his Analog Short Film ‘Speaking in Voltages’

Documentary, Music

30th November, 2017

Shot on 16mm, Super8 & Hi8, director Guillermo Irriguible Loren joins us to discuss his ode to nostalgia and the golden era of analogue instruments.

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Director Jimmy Dean Discusses Shooting Intimate Aspect Ratios for Kitchen Sink Vampire Short ‘V’

Film Festival, Live Action

30th October, 2017

Director Jimmy Dean joins us to discuss his Film London short 'V' - an intimate Vampire story exploring themes of adolescence and isolation.

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Runyararo Mapfumo Creates a Hilarious Celebration of Brotherhood with Short Comedy ‘Masterpiece’

Film Festival, Live Action

23rd October, 2017

Runyararo Mapfumo joins us to discuss using comedy to challenge socio-political themes and the nuances of the everyday experiences lived by black people.

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Steve Martin gets the Green Screen Treatment in Brian Petchers ‘Caroline’ Music Video

Music

25th August, 2017

With Steve Martin, Bill Hader and Cecily Strong in front of the camera, we discuss the pressure of shooting celebrities, green screen and miniature sets

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Fatherly Relationships Are Examined in HervĂ© Demers’ Tale of Identity & Immigration ‘The Name You Carry’

Live Action

9th August, 2017

Director Hervé Demers joins us to discuss utilising the father/son relationship of his actors to add depth to their fictionalised on screen performances.

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Charlie Lyne Examines the Impact of Aspect Ratio on Cinema’s Emotional Experience with Video Essay ‘Frames and Containers’

Documentary

1st August, 2017

Charlie Lyne returns to Directors Notes with 'Frames and Containers' - a video essay focused on Cinematic Aspect Ratios.

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